CLASS of 2025
Manasi Deshpande, Ph.D.
Reducing Inequality through Improved Outcomes for Children Receiving SSI Benefits
Terrance Green, Ph.D.
Are Racial Equity Policies an Effective Lever to Reduce Educational Inequality for Black Students?
Sarah Lipson, Ph.D.
Structural Stigma and Suicide Risk in Gender & Racial Minority Students: A Novel Study to Understand & Reduce Inequality
Jayanti Owens, Ph.D.
What Drives Racial/Ethnic Disparities in School Discipline? Understanding Mechanisms to Inform Policy Solutions
Valerie Shapiro, Ph.D.
Measuring Educator’s Use of Research Evidence from Intermediary Websites Seeking to Support Social Emotional Learning
CLASS of 2024
Carolyn Barnes, Ph.D.
How Politics, Poverty, and Social Policy Implementation Shape Racial Inequality in Child Development in the Rural South
Anna Haskins, Ph.D.
School Engagement and Avoidance among System-Involved Parents with Young Children
Ann Owens, Ph.D.
Place-Based Opportunity: Housing Models to Reduce Inequality in Children’s Contexts
Adela Soliz, Ph.D.
How Does Working while Enrolled Affect the Academic and Labor-Market Outcomes of Low-Income College Students?
CLASS of 2023
Anjali Adukia, Ed.D.
Do School Disciplinary Structures Ameliorate or Exacerbate Inequality?
Rachel H. Farr, Ph.D.
Reducing Harm of Discrimination among Diverse Adolescents with LGBTQ Parents: How do Family, Peers, and Community Matter
Mark Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D.
Evaluating Structural Strategies for Reducing Homophobic Bullying
Simone Ispa-Landa, Ph.D.
Creating More Equitable and Developmentally Attuned Disciplinary Environments for Adolescent Students
Daniel Schneider, Ph.D.
Unstable and Unpredictable Work Schedules and Child Development: Descriptive and Quasi-Experimental Evidence
Pamela Wisniewski, Ph.D.
Reducing Digital Inequality by Empowering At-Risk Youth to be Resilient against Online Sexual Predation Risks
CLASS of 2022
Seth M. Holmes, Ph.D.
Unequally ‘Hispanic’: Intersectional Inequalities and Resiliency Among Indigenous ‘Hispanic’ Youth
Julie Maslowsky, Ph.D.
Preventing Unintended Repeat Births to Hispanic Adolescents
Awilda Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Can an Informational Intervention Increase Black, Latino, and Low-income Student Participation in Advanced Placement Courses?
CLASS of 2021
Matthew Desmond, Ph.D.
Understanding the American Child Welfare System
Mesmin Destin, Ph.D.
Healthy Pathways Toward Academic Achievement and Social Mobility for Low-SES Youth
Laura T. Hamilton, Ph.D.
How Does Institutional Context Matter? Shaping Success for Disadvantaged College Students
Jacob Hibel, Ph.D.
Supporting Young Students’ Special Needs in New Immigrant Destinations
Kristin Turney, Ph.D.
The Unequal Intergenerational Consequences of Paternal Incarceration: Considering Sensitive Periods, Resiliency, and Mechanisms
CLASS of 2020
Leah D. Doane, Ph.D.
Transiciones: Examining the Latino Transition to College in Support Academic Equality
Matthew A. Kraft, Ed.D.
Teacher Effects on Students’ Non-Cognitive Competencies: A Study of Impacts, Instruction, and Improvement
Parag Pathak, Ph.D.
Using Unified School Enrollment Systems to Improve Access to Effective Schools and for Research and Evaluation
Laura Tach, Ph.D.
Adolescent Well-Being in an Era of Family Complexity
Eve Tuck, Ph.D.
Deferred Action and Post-Secondary Outcomes: The Role of Migrant Youth Settings in Effective and Equitable Policy
CLASS of 2019
Noelle Hurd, Ph.D.
Critical Contexts for the Formation of Natural Mentoring Relationships among Economically Disadvantaged African-American Adolescents
Michael MacKenzie, Ph.D.
Children in Limbo: A Transactional Model of Foster Care Placement Instability
Rebecca M.B. White, Ph.D.
A New Look at Neighborhood Ethnic Concentration: Implications for Mexican-Origin Adolescents’ Cultural Adaptation and Adjustment
Joanna Lee Williams, Ph.D.
Benefits and Challenges of Ethnic Diversity in Middle Schools: The Mediating Role of Peer Groups
David Yeager, Ph.D.
Toward a Sociological, Contextual Perspective on Psychological Interventions
CLASS of 2018
Aprile Benner, Ph.D.
Adolescents and the Social Contexts of American Schools
Donald Chi, D.D.S., M.D.
Neighborhood Social Capital and Oral Health for Publicly-Insured Adolescents
David Deming, Ph.D.
The Long-Run Influence of School Accountability: Impacts, Mechanisms and Policy Implications
Adriana Galvan, Ph.D.
Predictors and Outcomes of Insufficient Sleep in Disadvantaged Youth: A Study of Family Settings and Neurobiological Development
Phillip Hammack, Ph.D.
Subverting the Consequences of Stigma and Subordination: Toward Empowering Settings for Sexual Minority Youth
CLASS of 2017
Jason Fletcher, Ph.D.
Yale University Interconnected Contexts: The Interplay Between Genetics and Social Settings in Youth Development
Micere Keels, Ph.D.
Consequences of the Within-Race/Ethnicity Gender Imbalance in the College Campus Setting
Tamara Leech, Ph.D.
Pockets of Peace: Investigating Urban Neighborhoods Resilient to Adolescent Violence
Jelena Obradovic, Ph.D.
Executive Functions and Biological Sensitivity in Classroom Settings
Monica Tsethlikai, Ph.D.
An Examination of Cultural and Cognitive Processes Facilitating Positive Youth Development in American Indian Communities
Tuppett Yates, Ph.D.
Settings for Success among Emancipating Foster Youth: Youth and Workers in Communication and Collaboration
CLASS of 2016
Joshua Brown, Ph.D.
The Impact of School and Classroom Environments on Youth Mental Health: Moderation by Genetic Polymorphisms
Amanda Guyer, Ph.D.
Social Settings as a Context for Neurobiological Sensitivity in Adolescence
Bic Ngo, Ph.D.
Innovating Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Insights from Community Arts Programs Serving Immigrant Youth
Elizabeth Paluck, Ph.D.
Promoting Tolerant School Settings: A Social Networks Field Experimental Intervention
Dallas Swendeman, Ph.D.
Mobile Phone Ecological Momentary Assessment for Family Functioning, Routines, and Setting
CLASS of 2015
Elizabeth Ananat, Ph.D.
Economic and Social Determinants of the Educational, Occupational, and Residential Choices of Young Adults
Phillip Goff, Ph.D.
Broken Windows, Broken Youth: The Effect of Law Enforcement on non-White Adolescent Male Development
Sara Goldrick Rab, Ph.D.
Rethinking College Choice in America
Patrick Sharkey, Ph.D.
How does the environment get into the mind: The impact of acute violence and other environmental stressors on cognitive functioning and school performance?
CLASS of 2014
Guanglei Hong Ph.D.
Causal Inference Methods for Studying Instruction Effects on Language Minority Students
Derek Kreager, Ph.D.
Peer Networks and Adolescent Sexual Development
Candice Odgers, Ph.D.
Macro-to-micro Contextual Triggers of Early Adolescent Substance Exposure
Craig Schwalbe, Ph.D.
Social Processes in Juvenile Probation
CLASS of 2013
Renee Boynton-Jarrett, M.D., Sc.D.,
The Social Ecology of Adolescent Obesity: Defining the Role of Adverse Social Settings and Social Stress
Stephanie DeLuca, Ph.D.
Moving Matters: Residential Mobility, Neighborhoods and Family in the Lives of Poor Adolescents
Alisa Hicklin, Ph.D.
Minority Student Success in Higher Education
Brian Mustanski, Ph.D.
The Internet as a Setting for Sexual Health Development Among Gay Youth
CLASS of 2012
Christina Gibson-Davis, Ph.D.
Marriage and Parenthood in the Lives of Adolescents and Young Adults
Nikki Jones, Ph.D.Pathways to Freedom: How Young People Create a Life After Incarceration
Nonie Lesaux, Ph.D.
Language Diversity and Literacy Development: Increasing Opportunities-to-Learn in Urban Middle Schools
Dina Okamoto, Ph.D.
The Role of Community-Based Organizations in the Lives of Immigrant and Second-Generation Youth
Sandra Simpkins, Ph.D.
The Determinants of Mexican-Origin Adolescents’ Participation in Organized Activities: The Role of Culture, Settings, and the Individual
CLASS of 2011
Valerie Leiter, Ph.D.
Transition to Adulthood Among Youth with Disabilities
Emily Ozer, Ph.D.
Adolescents as Resources in School-Based Prevention
Devah Pager, Ph.D.
Barriers in the Pathway to Adulthood: The Role of Discrimination in the Lives of Young Disadvantaged Men
Kevin Roy, Ph.D.
Intergenerational Influences on Men’s Transitions to Adulthood
Laura Romo, Ph.D.
Designing Contextually Relevant Workshops to Enhance Latina Mother-Daughter Communication About Sexual Topics
CLASS of 2010
Rachel Dunifon, Ph.D.
The Role of Grandparents in the Lives of Adolescent Grandchildren
Tama Leventhal, Ph.D.
Neighborhood Influences on Adolescent Development: Timing, Gender, and Processes
Clark McKown, Ph.D.
The Social and Developmental Ecology of Academic Inequity
Lisa D. Pearce, Ph.D.
Religion’s Role in the Shaping of Self-Image, Aspirations, and Achievement in Youth
>Renée Spencer, Ed.D.
Understanding the Mentoring Process: A Longitudinal Study of Mentoring Relationships between Adolescents and Adults
CLASS of 2009
Emma Adam, Ph.D.
Everyday Experiences, Psychological Stress and the Emergence of Affective Disorder over the Transition to Adulthood
Robert Crosnoe, Ph.D.
Education as a Developmental Phenomenon
Lisa Diamond, Ph.D.
Positive Emotions in Parent-Child Interactions: Links to Psychological, Interpersonal and Physiological Resiliency from Early to Late Adolescence
Pamela Morris, Ph.D.
Mental Health Treatment in the Context of Welfare Reform Policy
Jacob Vigdor, Ph.D.
Peer and Neighborhood Influences on Youth and Adolescent Development
V. Robin Weersing, Ph.D.
Developing and Disseminating Effective Interventions of Depression and Anxiety in Youth
CLASS of 2008
Edith Chen, Ph.D.
Socioeconomic status, Stress, and Asthma in Childhood
Patrick Heuveline, Ph.D.
Three-City Study of Moving to Opportunity
Marguerita Lightfoot, Ph.D.
Maintenance Strategies for Homeless Youth’s Reductions in HIV Risk Acts
Elizabeth Miller, M.D.Ph.D.
An Ethnographic Study of Adolescent Dating Violence: Developmental and, Cultural Considerations
CLASS of 2007
Kristen Harrison, Ph.D.
The Body Electric (and Print): Mass Media, Physical Identity, and Health
Ariel Kalil, Ph.D.
Consequences of Parental Job Loss for Adolescents’ School Performance and Education Attainment
Jeffrey Kling, Ph.D.
Moving to Opportunity and Youth Well-Being
Clea McNeely, Ph.D.
School Social Structure, School Connectedness, and Health-Related Behaviors
Sean Reardon, Ed.D.
Adolescence to Adulthood in Chicago Neighborhoods
CLASS of 2006
Elizabeth Goodman, M.D.
Understanding the Sociobiologic Transition: Subjective Social Standing in Adolescents
Gabriel Kuperminc, Ph.D.
Promoting Social and School Adjustment of Immigrant Latino Adolescents: An Ecological Model
Robert Roeser, Ph.D.
Studies in School Experience and Patterns of Motivation and Achievement among Diverse Samples of Adolescents
Stephen Russell, Ph.D.
Adolescent Sexual Orientation, Health and Competence
Megan Sweeney, Ph.D.
The Impact of Stepfamilies on the Well Being of Children
Hiro Yoshikawa, Ph.D.
Anti-Poverty Policy, Racial/Ethnic and Cultural Variation, and Survival Strategies of Young Mothers: Quantitative and Ethnographic Approaches
CLASS of 2005
Tamera Coyne-Beasley, M.D.
Firearm Safety Counseling and Safe Storage: Strategies Utilizing Youth to Reduce Firearm Injuries among Children and Adolescents
Kathryn Grant, Ph.D.
Stress and the Emergence of Psychological Symptoms among Low Income Urban Youth
Rukmalie Jayakody, Ph.D.
Family Structure and Child Development
Anne Libby, Ph.D.
Whether Capitated Managed Health Care Lowers Service Costs and Improves Access to Needed Services for Mental Health Problems among Youth
Elizabeth Moje, Ph.D.
Making “Makin’ It” Possible
Denise Newman, Ph.D.
Developmental Risk in Native American Youth: The Nature of School Transition for Mental Health and Achievement Outcomes
CLASS of 2004
Joshua Aronson, Ph.D.
Stereotype Threat and the Academic Performance of Minority Students: Basic Issues and Remedial Strategies
Marilyn Augustyn, M.D.
Impact on Young Children of Witnessing Violent Events
Lisa Miller, Ph.D.
Religiosity and Resilience among Adolescents
Cybele Raver, Ph.D.
Resilience in the Context of Welfare Reform: Longitudinal Relations between Employment, Psychological Well-Being, and Parenting among Low-Income Families
Niobe Way, Ph.D.
The Predictors, Consequences, and Experiences of Friendships among African-American, Latino, and Asian American Adolescents from Low Income Families
CLASS of 2003
David Arnold, Ph.D.
Understanding Early School Adjustment and Disruptive Behavior Disorders in High-Risk Low-Income Children
Andrew Elliot, Ph.D.
Avoidance Motivation in Children: Parents and Teachers as Socialization Agents
Karen Rudolph, Ph.D.
Antecedents, Correlates, and Consequences of Childhood Depression
CLASS of 2002
Xinyin Chen, Ph.D.
Adolescent Outcomes of Social Functioning in Chinese Children: Follow-up Studies of the Shanghai Longitudinal Project
Andrew Fuligni, Ph.D.
The Transition to Adulthood Among Youth from Immigrant Families
Deborah Gorman-Smith, Ph.D.
The Community Ecology of Family Influence on Child and Adolescent Development
Fran Rauscher, Ph.D.
Enhancing Abstract Reasoning in Disadvantaged Children
Jane Waldfogel, Ph.D.
Parental Leave, Child Care, and Well Being
CLASS of 2001
Guang Guo, Ph.D.
Influence of Cumulative Poverty on Children’s Outcomes in Childhood and Early Adolescence
Harriet MacMillan, M.D.
Effectiveness of Nurse Home Visitation in Preventing the Recurrence of Child Maltreatment
Ellen Pinderhughes, Ph.D.
Processes of Child and Family Adjustments with Adoptive and Foster Placement
Howard Pinderhughes, Ph.D.
Understanding Adolescent Violence: The Meaning and Construction of Violence among Inner City Youth
Monica Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Personal Life Goals, Self-Identity Processes and Social Adjustment in Ethnic Minority Adolescents
CLASS of 2000
Nikki Crick, Ph.D.
A Longitudinal Study of Childhood Aggression and Gender
Kathryn Edin, Ph.D.
Childbearing and Marriage Decisions Among Poor Inner-City African-American
Chris Hayward, Ph.D.
Gender Specific Increase in Psychiatric Symptoms During Adolescence
Jane Miller, Ph.D.
Socioeconomic Differentials in Child Well-Being
Daphna Oyserman, Ph.D.
School Resistance vs. Risky Behavior in Adolescence: The Role of Self
Olga Reyes, Ph.D.
Longitudinal Study of School Adjustment in Urban Latino Adolescents During Transition to High School
CLASS of 1999
Geraldine Downey, Ph.D.
Social Cognitive Mediators of Peer and Dating Violence in Early Adolescents
Roberta Paikoff, Ph.D.
The Role of the Family in Preventing High-Risk Sexual Behavior
Mary Schwab-Stone, Ph.D.
The Middle-High School Transition: Urban Youth at Risk of Dropout
Yu Xie, Ph.D.
Social Mobility of Asian-American Youth
CLASS of 1998
Connie Flanagan, Ph.D.
Development of Theories of Social Justice and Civic Responsibility During Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Wendy Grolnick, Ph.D.
Factors Influencing the Level and Characteristics of Parents’ Involvement in Their Children’s Schooling
Kathleen Mullan Harris, Ph.D.
Mothers’ Work, Welfare, and Children: The Implications of Women’s Employment for the Well-being of Children in Poor Families
David Ribar, Ph.D.
Analysis of Teen Fertility and Educational Achievement
Howard Stevenson, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania Evaluation of Racial Socialization Enrichment as a Source of Resilience for Effective Psychological Functioning among African-American Families and Their Children
CLASS of 1997
Robin L. Jarrett, Ph.D.
Family Processes and Community Contexts: African-American Family Life in Low-Income Neighborhoods
Bonnie Leadbeater, Ph.D.
Modeling the Etiology and Consequences of Problem Behavior in Adolescents
Jean E. Rhodes, Ph.D.
Mentoring and Resilience Among Pregnant Adolescents
Mary Lynn Schneider, Ph.D.
Prenatal Stress and Early Development in Rhesus Monkeys
Lawrence L. Wu, Ph.D.
Dynamics of Change in the Life Course of Single Mothers
CLASS of 1996
Joseph Allen, Ph.D.
Longitudinal Studies of the Influence of Familial Relationships and Attachments on the Development of Problem Behaviors in At-Risk Adolescents
Nan Marie Astone, Ph.D.
The Timing and Sequencing of Marriage and Motherhood: Implications for the Well-being of Adolescent Mothers
Victoria Cargill, M.D.
AIDS Education for African-American Adolescents at Risk
David B. Goldston, Ph.D.
Cognitive and Psychiatric Characteristics of Adolescents at High Risk for Suicide Attempts: A Longitudinal Study
Janis Kupersmidt, Ph.D.
Childhood Peer Rejection, Aggression, and Academic Adjustment:The Influence of Family, Neighborhood and Cultural Contexts on Developmental Pathways and Mental Health Outcomes
Joseph Price, Ph.D.
Maltreatment and Social Maladjustment
CLASS of 1995
Adrian Angold, MRCPsych
Adolescent ADM: Service Use and Risks of Co-Morbidity
Michael Boyle, Ph.D.
Evaluation of Parent Management Training for Reducing the Prevalence of Childhood Externalizing Disorder in the General Population
Ana Magdelana Hurtado, Ph.D.
Maternal and Child Health among Mexican Americans: The Role of Work Outside the Home and Fathers’ Absence
Carol MacKinnon-Lewis, Ph.D.
The Relation between Social Cognitions and Behavior within the Family: A Longitudinal Investigation
Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Ph.D.
The Development of Children’s Styles of Interpreting and Coping with Stress
CLASS of 1994
Hortensia Amaro, Ph.D.
Depression, Drinking, and Drug Use in Hispanic Families: Impact on Child and Adolescent Health, School Problems, Pregnancy and Drug Use
Linda Burton, Ph.D.
Teenage Pregnancy, Socio-Economic Context, and Intergenerational Families in Transition: An Assessment of Life Course Interdependence Patterns
Elizabeth Costello, Ph.D.
Psychiatric Disorders and Adaptive Functioning in Adolescents: A Follow-up Study of a Primary Care Pediatric Sample
Jeffrey Halperin, Ph.D.
Neurobiological and Neuropsychological Dissociation of Inattentive/Hyperactive and Impulsive/Aggressive Subgroups of ADHD
Edward P. Mulvey, Ph.D.
Testing Policy Assumptions Regarding “Acting Out” Adolescents
Ellen Skinner, Ph.D.
Optimal Engagement in the Classroom: Action, Emotion, and Coping with Failure
CLASS of 1993
William Bukowski, Ph.D.
Peer Relations and Adjustment: A Longitudinal Study of Outcomes and Processes in School-Age Children
James Connell, Ph.D.
Identifying Students at Risk for Academic Failure and Personal Maladjustment:Toward Theory-Guided Approaches
Judy Garber, Ph.D.
A Family Cognitive Diathesis-Stress Model of Depression in Children and Adolescents
Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Ph.D.
Social Competence Training for Adolescents at High Risk for Death from AIDS and Suicide
Carol M. Worthman, Ph.D.
Determinants of Adolescent Development from a Cross-Population, Biocultural Perspective
CLASS of 1992
J. Lawrence Aber, Ph.D.
Longitudinal Studies of High-Risk Adolescents During Key Periods of Developmental Transition
Oscar Barbarin, Ph.D.
Lowering Susceptibility of Psychological Dysfunction in Childhood Cancer
R. Christopher Barden, Ph.D.
Physical Attractiveness, Craniofacial Deformity, and Craniofacial Surgery: Studies of Stress, Coping, and Self-Control of Affect in Children and Adolescents
CLASS of 1991
Eva Deykin, Dr.PH
Suicidal Behavior and Depressive Symptomatology in Adolescence
Frank Fincham, Ph.D.
Maladaptive Responses to Failure: Development, Prevention & Remediation
Linda Mayes, M.D.
The Precursors of Coping and Adaptability in Childhood
Vonnie McLoyd, Ph.D.
Coping with Economic Hardship
David L. Olds, Ph.D.
Psychosocial Factors in Adaptation to Teenage Parenting
CLASS of 1990
Deborah Belle, Ed.D.
Social Support Process among Latchkey and Adult Supervised Children
Polly Ellen Bijur, Ph.D.
Child Behavior, Stress, and Accidental Injuries in Childhood: A Multivariate Analysis of Three Prospective Studies
Candice Feiring, Ph.D.
Early Vulnerability and Later Coping Problems in Children and Preadolescents
Lonnie Zeltzer, M.D.
Stress and Coping with Chronic Disease: The Child with Cancer as a Model for Intervention with High-Risk Populations
CLASS of 1989
William Beardslee, M.D.
Children at Risk for Affective Disorders
Arthur Elster, M.D.
Adolescent Pregnancy Evaluation and Outcome Study: Five Year Follow Up
Wyndol Furman, Ph.D.
Children’s Social Network, Stress and Adjustment
Madelyn Schwartz Gould, Ph.D.
Epidemiology of Completed and Attempted Suicide in Adolescents
Mary Margaret Kerr, Ed.D.
An Investigation of Peer-Mediated Treatments for the Remediation of Classroom Problems
Roger Weissberg, Ph.D.
Promoting Social Competence and Coping Skills in Young Adolescents with Long-term Follow-up
CLASS of 1988
Ronald G. Barr, M.D.
Studies in Dysfunctional Syndromes of Childhood
Gregory Fritz, M.D.
Psychosocial Adjustment in Childhood Cancer
Helen Orvaschel, Ph.D.
Risk Factors for Psychopathology in Children of Depressed Patients
Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.
Mental Health of Children
Elaine F. Walker, Ph.D.
Social Cognition in Children with Disturbed Parents
CLASS of 1987
Karen L. Bierman, Ph.D.
Promoting Adaptive Adjustment in High-Risk Aggressive Behavior
Craig Edelbrock, Ph.D.
Assessment of Children’s Behavioral Disorders
Thomas Lowe, M.D.
Neuroendocrine Studies of Stress Related Disorders of Childhood
Martha Putallaz, Ph.D.
Causes and Treatments of Children’s Unpopularity
Fred Volkmar, M.D.
Stress and Coping in Neuropsychiatric Disorders